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ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

Janell Ross

GOP Immigration Reform Bills In Congress Fail To Impress Activists | Janell Ross | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

If Republicans have been waiting for a post-election week in which immigration reform was somewhere near the top of the national agenda, this may be t...

Napolitano Grilled By Republicans Over County's Immigration Policy

Posted 04.26.2012 | Chicago

During a Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was grilled by a duo of Republican senators on imm...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Six Dumbest Things GOP Politicians Have Said About Birth Control Recently | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Now that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, contraception no longer rules the national convers...

Peter King Chooses Demagoguery in Targeting Muslim-Americans

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Throughout our history, unpopular groups have been targeted for the public's wrath in difficult times. Demagogues like King have been only too anxious to steer and cheer on this wrath.

The Height of Congressional Irresponsibility, and Once Again on the Backs of the Middle Class

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

What has gotten lost in all of this partisan sturm und drang is any sensitivity to the day-to-day needs of the tens of millions of Americans who are being devastated by the effects of the "trickle down" economic policies that were hatched by Reagan.

Republicans Run From the Truth: Again

Jim Worth | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Do the Republicans want to destroy the economy, believing they can blame Obama and the Democrats? Are Republicans willing to suck the life out of the economy to gain political power?

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Stephen Colbert's Best Non-Factual Tweets About Sen. Jon Kyl

Posted 06.13.2011 | Comedy

If Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) hadn't made the claim that "well over 90%" of Planned Parenthood's activity is devoted to abortion, perhaps the real number -- ...

WATCH: Stewart Rips Sen. Kyl For Lying About Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 06.12.2011 | Comedy

On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart picked up where he left off last Thursday: the (narrowly avoided) government shutdown over budget cuts. ...

The Grinches (Who Tried) to Steal the Lame Duck

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The people of Whoville wanted leadership a lot, But the Grinches who run the GOP did not. Legislation in the Lame Duck? How could it be?! They wanted...

The G.O.P. Naughty List

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

As Santa is making his list this year, he need not check it twice when deciding which U.S. Senators have been naughty, and which have been nice.

Time for Nuclear Savings Bonds?

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

Wonder why America can't seem to keep up with nations like Germany and China on advanced energy policy? Perhaps it's because the Energy Department spends ten times more on nuclear weapons than energy conservation.

Message to Republicans: We're Not Afraid

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There seems to be an anthem for every political season. Reagan, much to the chagrin of Bruce Springsteen, had "Born in the USA" in '84. Clinton had ...

Estate Tax Debate Looms: GOP, Blanche Lincoln Want Major Cuts

Bloomberg | Ryan J. Donmoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new tax on multimillion-dollar estates may emerge as the final hurdle to a deal that preserves most or all of former President George W. Bush's tax ...

The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.

McConnell: 14th Amendment, Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed By Congress

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told The Hill on Monday that Congress "ought to take a look at" changing the 14th Amendment, which give...

Lucia Graves

GOP Senators Rebuke Mike Castle Over Talk Of Write-In Bid For Delaware Senate Seat | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top GOP senators rebuked Delaware Congressman Mike Castle Thursday for considering a write-in campaign after his surprise loss to Christine O'Donnell ...

Gingrich Disciples Reshape Senate in House's Image

Sean Theriault | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Theriault

Now that the first wave of information from the 14th Amendment debate has passed, it is time to examine the origins of this issue and others like it a bit more closely.

Krugman's Takedown of Ryan Demonstrates How Conservatives Are at War With the Middle Class

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Beginning with the Reagan administration, and reaching its fullest realization under George W. Bush, conservatives have systematically been acting to redistribute wealth from the middle class upward.

The Complementary Wings of the Republican Party

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lasarow

The more traditional wing of the Republican Party has for generations conducted a program that they casually and regularly accuse liberals of conducting: Class warfare. In fact it is they who conduct class warfare.

Jason Linkins

Fourteenth Amendment Reform Prompts Strange Bedfellows In Opposition | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, riders on the political crazy train stopped off in Iowa to create a whole new insane plank in the Iowa GOP's official platform -- the resto...

Why I'm Getting Arrested Tomorrow at the White House

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Tomorrow, there will be over 80 demonstrations in favor of immigration reform across America. One of them will be in Lafayette Park, across the street...

Arizona for Arizonans, Now!

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

In 1856, a political movement issued a platform which matched its mission with its name: the American Party. The nativist movement has a clear legacy today.

Arizona Immigration Law: Let Them Look Inside Your Sole

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Tired of being under constant scrutiny? Worn out from that daily police stop? Well, friends, just slip on a pair of AngLoafers and your worries are over!